It’s time for this to stop! Fort Worth needs a moratorium and the rest of us need to band together and demand protection! Some of the damage can never be undone.
Resident complains of pressure from energy company
The agents worked for a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, the well-known gas drilling company.
Becky Brooks said she has been pressured to sign the energy company’s contract.
They offered up to a few thousand dollars in exchange for permission to construct natural gas pipelines under the front yards along Carter Avenue in East Fort Worth.
Homeowners soon learned that refusal comes with consequences.
“[They said] if I don’t sign this survey, they’re going to put a restraining order on me, on my own home, if I interfere with them,” Brooks said. “I feel like there’s no end to what they can do to us.”
And more happenings in Fort Worth:
Meeting on Fort Worth gas drilling rules attracts hundreds
By Mike Lee
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
Bill Fisher, an attorney and former executive of a pipeline company, said the city is putting residents at risk if it allows gas to be piped through neighborhoods without being dehydrated and treated with a warning odor.
So-called wet gas can corrode pipelines and cause leaks, Fisher said. Utility companies began adding odorant to their product after an explosion at a New London elementary school killed 319 people in 1937. But the companies that explore for gas often don’t do that.
“My words can’t tell you … how unsafe that is,” Fisher said.
Here’s an example of what can happen to people who allow pipelines in their community. Environmental Disaster (Be sure to watch the video)
From my friends at West and Clear:
Gas Drilling Task Force Hearing: How About a Game of Charades? Or Maybe Where’s Mikey?